Tickets for San Francisco Bay Cruise

Soak up the City by the Bay, from the Bay!

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
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Opening hours
09:00 - 18:00
1 hour
Best time to visit
Afternoon cruise for best weather
  • Experience breathtaking views of the San Francisco waterfront, including Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, on a sustainable boat cruise that uses eco-friendly biodiesel
  • Take advantage of an award-winning audio tour (available in 16 languages) and learn the city's colorful history as you cruise
  • Choose from 8-12 daily departures starting at 10:00 (9:15 in summer)

San Fran may be a tech hub, but you didn't come here to watch bearded guys work in open plan offices. Besides, San Francisco is home to world-class sights like the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and eerie Alcatraz Island. You'll see both these highlights and more when you take to the water for this San Francisco Bay Cruise, complete with audio guide.

Your personal guide comes in 16 languages - just plug in and soak up the history of the City by the Bay. There's a full bar and snacks on board if you need refreshments, but you might be too distracted by the sights. From Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach, historic Fort Mason, Hyde Street Pier and, of course, the imposing Golden Gate Bridge.

This cruise even goes around Alcatraz, the prison that was inescapable for some of the most hardened criminals in the country. Keep your eyes peeled for sea lions, pelicans, even whales!

Soak up sights, info and a little salty sea air on this popular Bay Cruise. When you head back to Fisherman's Wharf you can even visit two National Historic Landmarks: the WWII submarine USS Pampanito and the merchant vessel USS Jeremiah O’Brien.

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
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What's included
Bay cruise
Audio Guide
Snacks and drinks on board
Souvenir photographs

Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the ticket window of Red and White Fleet on Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman’s Wharf.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Red and White Fleet
43,The Embarcadero, 94105, San Francisco
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
Additional info

Getting There

Streetcar: F to Jefferson & Taylor.

Ratings & reviews
8 Reviews

Jul 14, 2019
It was a great cruise and the audio player was very informing and entertaining. Unfortunately it was a foggy day so the views of the Golden Gate Bridge weren’t the greatest but that’s common for the area.
Jul 6, 2019
My daughter and I had a great time! The audio was great!
Jul 1, 2019
Great experience learning about San Francisco history

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